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        A New, Royal and Authentic System of Universal Geography, Antient and Modern: All the late important Discoveries made by the English, and other celebrated Navigators of various Nations, in the different Hemispheres, from the Celebrated Columbus, the first Discoverer of America, to the Death of our no less celebrated Countryman Captain Cook, & c... and the Latest Accounts of the English Colony of Botany Bay:

      London:: C. Cooke,. 1789.. 2nd or 3rd edition. Hardcover. Likely to be an original subscriber's copy, listed as "Wilson - Crown Court, Broad St.", likely to be "John Wilson" whose red gilt leather ownership label is mounted into the front board, with special blind tooled lines surrounding it. A second or third edition, published between 1789 & 1791, according to research by Alan Frost published in the LaTrobe Journal of the State Library of Victoria, No. 8, 1971. A very bright unsophisticated copy of this work, which has become increasingly scarce. Ferguson 59 describes a 1 volume edition & cites only the Mitchell Library copy. & & Many of the illustrations were derived from Cook's Voyages, and were the most generally available representations of the natives of the Pacific Northwest, Tasmania, New Zealand, Hawaii & the Pacific accessible to the public at the time. & & Folio. Frontispiece, title page, (verso blank), (i) Royal Licence, (ii) Address to the Reader, (1)-990 Texts, etc. +2 pp Directions to the Binder, 2 pp A List of Subscribers, Complete with 90 plates & 22 maps (the map of Europe has been hand-colored, not unpleasantly but not professionally). Bound in period reversed calf, red gilt title label on spine. Matching early reverse calf strengthening of outer hinge, a couple of splits on leather of spine and very chipped at top and bottom, o/w a very nice copy. & & "The geography books which appeared in the closing decades of the eighteenth century... are of considerable significance to students of the history of ideas, for the light they shed on English interest in geography and geographical exploration at the end of the eighteenth century. One of the most imposing of these usually quite imposing books is Thomas Bankes, Edward Warren Blake, and Alexander Cook's A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography. A massive folio volume this was a popular work, running to six editions in the ten years from 1787 to 1797."(Frost, Thomas Bankes’s Complete System, The La Trobe Journal, 1971)

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        A Treatise on the Real Cause and Cure of Insanity; in which the nature and distinctions of this disease are fully explained, and the treatment established on new principles.

      C. Stalker and J. Walter, London 1789 - A Treatise on the Real Cause and Cure of Insanity; in which the nature and distinctions of this disease are fully explained, and the treatment established on new principles. London: for C. Stalker and J. Walter, 1789, vii, [1], 69 pp., title and final leaf verso somewhat spotted and dust-soiled; [bound as last work with] BERKENHOUT, John, Pharmacopoeia medici. London: R. Baldwin, 1788, [12], 117, [13] pp., half-title, stamp to title; [bound with] DWIGHT, Samuel, De hydropibus, deque medicamentis, ad eos utilibus expellendos. London: Bernard Lintot, 1725, [6], 48, [8] pp., lacks half title, stamp to title, old paper repair to C1 of later work affecting a few letters to verso, old ink marginalia, [bound with] DWIGHT, Samuel, De vomitione, ejusque excessu curando. London: Bernard Lintot, 1722, vi, [2], 73, [15] pp., half-title, some spotting and browning. 8vo. (190 x 115 mm), faint library stamp to title-pages, 19th century cloth, spine gilt. ---- Harper: Wellcome III, p.211; Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 522-24; Norman 990. First edition. "Harper believed in a psychic rather than somatic origin of mental illnes. He opposed the automatic consignment of insane people to madhouses, claiming that fits of insanity would cease on their own unless aggravated by coercion - a statement echoing the enlightened attitudes of Pinel and Chiarugi. All of Harper's works are very rare" (Norman 990). Berkenhout: 4th Edition; contains recipes for medications by the physician John Berkenhout. Dwight (De hydropibus): First Edition, Dwight (De vomitione): First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Lords Committees, appointed to examine the physicians who have attended his majesty during his illness

      London: Debrett, 1789. <p>[George III (1738-1820).] (1) Report of the Lords Committees, appointed to examine the physicians who have attended his majesty during his illness, touching the state of his majesty&#39;s health. 23, [1]pp. London: J. Debrett, 1788. With: (2) Report from the committee appointed to examine the physicians who have attended his majesty, during his illness, touching the present state of his majesty&#39;s health. 259, [1]pp. London: John Debrett, 1789. Together 2 works in 1, 8vo. 200 x 122 mm. Tree calf c. 1789, gilt spine, a little rubbed, hinges cracked. Minor foxing & browning, small ink stain on title, otherwise very good. Armorial bookplate of George Thornhill.</p><p>Reprints of parliamentary reports. Few illnesses of historic personages have been followed so closely and documented so well as the insanity of George III, king of Great Britain from 1760-1820. The king suffered five separate attacks of mental illness during his long reign, the first in 1765 and the last in 1810; this final breakdown, which ended only with the king&#39;s death, resulted in the establishment of the Regency. Of the remaining four attacks, the one that incapacitated the king between October 1788-March 1789 is the most interesting, not only because of the political turmoil it generated over the regency question, but also because of the stimulus it gave to the study of psychiatry. The question of the king&#39;s recovery was of such political importance that special committees from each house of Parliament were set up to interrogate the king&#39;s doctors about the progress and probable outcome of his illness. </p><p>These examinations, printed in the Parliamentary proceedings and republished in numerous cheap popular editions, advanced the cause of psychiatry by educating the public about mental illness and by giving an aura of respectability to the study of insanity. Guttmacher, pp. 1-15. Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 509-514. See Norman 890. </p>

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        ALMANACH ROYAL, année 1789, présenté à sa Majesté pour la première fois en 1699, par Laurent D'Houry, éditeur.

      1789 - reliure plein maroquin rouge in-octavo (full morocco in-octavo), reliure d'époque, dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands), décoré or - roulettes sur les nerfs - compartiments à fleur de lys au centre et aux angles, titre frappé or dans un encadrement de double filets et roulette or, , plats orné d'un encadrement de triple filets dorés avec un fer "Fleur de Lys" aux 4 angles, plats légèrement tachés, roulette dorée sur la tranche des plats et roulette dorée intérieure, toutes tranches dorées, gardes bleu-roi abimées (a restaurer), Sans illustrations : excepté une vignette gravée sur bois en noir en bas de la page de titre "aux armes royales" entourées de part et d'autre d'un ange, traces légères de mouillures en marge des 10 premières pages , 714 pages, 1789 Paris D'Houry Editeur, Superbe reliure.RARE Reliure avec fers "Fleur de Lys" aux 4 angles.en bon état malgré les petits défauts signalés (very good condition in spite of the smalls defects indicated). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 600 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph manuscript.

      Versailles, May 19-July 18, 1789. - Folio and 8vo. 57 pp. Highly interesting, unpublished journal kept by either a member of the Assemblée nationale or an attendant, containing a first person account of the revolutionary events from May 19, 1789, when the clergy, nobility and third estate were negotiating amongst themselves how the French political body should be constructed. It offers a detailed account of current political debate and includes transcripts of letters from the King and other diplomats. The narrative covers the adoption of the idea of a National Assembly, the King's attempt to dissolve the assembly, and the Assembly's "tennis court oath." It closes on July 18 with news from Paris of the storming of the Bastille a few days earlier. - It is difficult to pinpoint the author of this manuscript: remarks throughout indicate that he had ties to the Dauphine region; he attends the meeting of the Dauphine committee and several times mentions Nyons. However, an apparent signature on p. 34 does not seem to match that of any of the known members from that region. - First 3 leaves with ink annotations in a modern hand; water damage and mildewing throughout (especially at upper right corners, with some loss particularly to final leaves). Extremely fragile. A rare, first-hand account of the birth of the French Revolution. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SLAVE TRADE 1789 - 1791. Abridgment of the Minutes of the Evidence, Taken Before a Committee of the Whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Slave - Trade.

      London 1789 - First Editions. Four Parts 1,11,111, IV. Bound together in one volume 1789 - 1791. Thick 8vo. [2], 82; [2], 246; [Blank] [2] 157; [Blank] [2] 163pp. [light margin foredge stain] with Folding Table, 2p Accounts. contemporary calf, [ front board recently detached, rear almost ] red leather title. Detailed eye witness statements mostly from persons connected with the West Indies, including plantation owners, the evidence includes the testimony of slave traders, plantation managers, overseers, slave owners, physicians for slaves. Doctor from Antigua, former Governor of Jamaica, & eyewitness observers and participants.etc. 'Published for general information and not for propaganda purposes by either party to the abolition controversy.' (Ragatz ) Excellent FIRST EDITIONS 1789, 1790, 1790, 1791.

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        Denkwürdigkeiten; enthaltend: die Geschichte des diamantenen Halsbandes, den Briefwechsel zwischen der Königin von Frankreich und dem Kardinal von Rohan und eine Vorstellung an den König von Frankreich um nochmalige Untersuchung des geheimen Handels. Aus dem Engl. übersetzt.

      Vieweg),, o.O. ( Berlin, 1789 - 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. o.O. ( Berlin, Vieweg), 1789. 344 u. 44 S. Pp.d. Zt. m. RSch. (etw. beschabt u. bestoßen). Erste dt. Ausgabe. Fromm 14157; Hayn/G. IX, 197 - Die sogenannte Halsbandaffäre. Am Schluß 44 S.: "An das Publikum über die Ursachen, welche die Bekanntmachung . bis jetzt verzögert haben." (etw. beschabt u. bestoßen). Erste dt. Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Denkwürdigkeiten der Gräfin von Valois de la Motte; enthaltend: die Geschichte des diamantenen Halsbandes, den Briefwechsel zwischen der Königin von Frankreich und dem Kardinal von Rohan und eine Vorstellung an den König von Frankreich um nochmalige Untersuchung des geheimnissvollen Handels von ihr selbst geschrieben. Aus dem englischen übersetzt.

      1789 - (Berlin, F. Vieweg), 1789. 8:o. (8),344,1-44 pp. Mid 19th-century brown half cloth with sparsely gilt spine and red sprinkled edges. Spine faded. A few stains on pp. 51-52 and a minor tear in the upper margin on p. 185. From the library of Biby manor. Translated from the English by Ludwig Schubart. Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, "Comtesse de la Motte" (1756-91) was a notorious French adventuress and thief; she was married to Nicholas de la Motte whose family's claim to nobility is dubious. She herself was an impoverished descendant of the Valois royal family through an illegitimate son of King Henry II. She is known for her prominent role in the "Affair of the Diamond Necklace", one of many scandals that led to the French Revolution. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aminta. Favola boschereccia. ora per la prima volta alla sua vera lezione ridotta

      co caratteri bodoniani, Crisopoli 1789 - Legatura più tarda in piena pergamena con nervi, fili, fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Alcune ingialliture e lievi macchie sulle prime carte altrimenti ottimo esemplare in barbe. Manca una carta bianca finale e l Avviso che, come spiega Brooks, non si trova in tutti gli esemplari. Prima edizione bodoniana in tiratura di 101 esemplari. Una contraffazione che porta la stessa data fu pubblicata dal fratello di Bodoni nel 1792. Gamba, 958: magnifica edizione ; Brooks, 379; Brunet, V, 673: une des plus belles éditions de Bodoni . 4to (cm. 30,2), 7 cc.nn. (di cui la prima bianca), 14 pp., 1 c.nn., 142 pp. Medaglione con ritratto del Tasso al frontis. e testatina incisa da J.Lucatelli.

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        Aminta, Favola Boschereccia.

      Impresso co' Caratteri Bodoniani Crisopoli 1789 - 4to, [xii],14,[2],142pp., engraved portrait on title and 1 engraved headpiece, nineteenth century half calf by Corfmat, marbled covers, spine gilt, t.e.g. uncut, a good copy in nice condition. The second of two editions published in 1789, though according to Brooks it was actually published in 1792. It is almost identical to the first 1789 edition which Renouard described as "l'une des plus belles à ditions de Bodoni." Beautifully printed, partly in italic type. Brooks 379. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historische, Topographische und Oekonomische Merkwürdigkeiten der Kantons Luzern. [With:] Nachrichten von der Stadt Luzern und ihrer Regierungsverfassung, oder historische und moralische Erklärungen der acht ersten Gemälde, auf der Kapellbrücke der Stadt Luzern. Neue verbesserte Ausgabe, nebst einem Anhange

      Luzern: Joseph Alons Salzmann, 1785-1789; 1784 - The Merkwürdigkeiten is the most important work of Luzern historian Joseph Anton Felix von Balthasar (1737-1810). "Es zeigt Balthasars Fähigkeit zu antiquarisch genauer Forschung, aber auch seine Neigung, die Geschichte als eine Schublade von Regeln und Weisheitslehren aufzufassen, die man unmittelbar aufs Leben anwenden soll [.] eine Kantonsbeschreibung mit zeitgemässen Betrachtungen, eine Naturgeschichte des Luzernervolkes, eine Heimatkunde" (Feller/Bonjour). His protégé Johannes von Müller judged this work to be trustworthy as the archives ("wie auf Urkunden zu trauen"). The first two volumes were published in 1785-1786; the third volume, which appeared in 1789, is often lacking. With a uniformly bound volume of Balthasar's earlier historical study, with explanation of the first eight paintings of the Kapellbrücke (LUCERNE) First edition of first title; second title in second, expanded edition. 4 vols., 12mo. Pp. 268, [2]; 290; 271; 202. Contemporary quarter mottled calf and boards. Book labels of Xaver Goeldlin von Tieffenau. Inoffensive stain at fore edge of vol. II, occasional faint foxing throughout. A Fine set. Barth 19129. Feller/Bonjour 585. Wäber, 259. Vgl. Wyss, 288; Holzmann/Bohatta III, 4620; Haller I, 834 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AMINTA FAVOLA BOSCHERECCIA DI TORQUATO TASSO. Ora per la sua prima volta alla sua vera lezione ridotta.

      Crisopoli Impresso co' caratteri bodoniani 1789 4° Pagine 10 non numerate + 142. Cartone coevo alla bodoniana. Ritratto del Tasso. Prefazione di Antonio Serassi. Ottima e fresca copia ad ampi margini e in barbe. CELEBRE CONTRAFFAZIONE DELL'EDIZIONE DEL 1789 BROOKS 379 DE LAMA II 54 CATALOGO GIANI 379 GIANI "SAGGIO" P.15 GAMBA P.958 GRAESSE VI P.37 BRUNET IV P.402

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        REAL CÉDULA comprehensiva de la Nueva Ordenanza para el régimen y gobierno de la cría de los caballos de raza en los Reynos de Andalucía, Murcia y Provincia de Estremadura, uso del Garañón en las dos Castillas y demás incidentes relativos a este Ramo

      Imp. de Benito Monfort, Valencia 1789 - Folio m. 1 h. (portada) 39 p. 2 h. (formulario de registro del ganado). Holandesa puntas piel, nervios, tejuelos. Papel de hilo. Escudo grabado en la portada. - Muy buen ejemplar. [Palau nº 250126; Agustín Palau pág. 137] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De la Sagesse, trois livres. Par Pierre Charron, Parisien, Chanoine Théologal & Chantre en l"Eglise Cathédrale de Condom.

      Paris: Barrois, Imprimerie de Didot l"Aîné, 1789 - Nouvelle édition , conforme à celle de Bourdeaus, 1601; 2 volumes in-12; T.I: 24, 588p. T.II: [iv], 589-992p. Délicieuse reliure de Trautz-Bauzonnet en veau blond glacé, double filet doré sur les plats, dos lisse orné à la grotesque, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert, gardes marbrées, dentelle intérieure, coupes et tranches dorées. Très bel exemplaire. Dans son adresse liminaire, l"éditeur compare les éditions successives d"un ouvrage à "des fleuves ou rivières, dont les eaux sont moins pures et perdent peu à peu leur première qualité naturelle, à proportion qu"elles s"éloignent de leur source". Il utilise donc ici "la première impression que M. de Charron en fit faire à Bordeaus en l"année 1601, par Simon Milanges? afin que vous puissiez voir la pièce dans sa première pureté, sans aucune altération ni déguisement." Brunet II,1811: "Jolie édition". Tchemerzine II, 264.

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        RECUEIL DE CARTES GEOGRAPHIQUES, PLANS, VUES ET MEDAILLES DE L'ANCIENNE GRECE, RELATIFS AU VOYAGE DU JEUNE ANACHARSIS, PRECEDE D'UNE ANALYSE CRITIQUE DES CARTES (ATLAS)

      De Bure 1789 - RO40086939: Env. 150 pages, dont 40 pages de texte. Illustré de nombreuses cartes et gravures en noir et blanc et en couleur (colorées), dont certaines dépliables, hors texte. Titre et roulettes dorés sur le dos. Ouvrage de bibliothèque avec code collé sur le dos, annotation et petits tampons en page de titre. 2de édition. Chez de Bure, libraire de Monsieur, frère du Roi. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 949.5-Grèce [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the Country of Southampton

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son, 1789 - A classic of English literature and a cornerstone of popular natural history. White is admired by modern ornithologists as one of the first observers to record detailed notes of birds and their habitats First edition. 4to (269 x 205 mm). Two engraved titles and seven engraved plates, two folding, errata leaf present. v, 468, [6, index], [1, errata] pp. With page 292 misnumbered 262 and pp. 441-442 omitted from the pagination. Later half calf, marbled boards, uncut, a few early annotations in ink, signed "LS", some spotting, fly-title to Natural History bound after Advertisement, some offsetting to text from plates, rebacked preserving original spine (some rubbing, front joint cracked), in quarter morocco folding case. Martin 90; Rothschild 2550; Grolier English 62. Provenance: Sir Benjamin Chapman (bookplate); morocco ex-libris of Frank Hogan [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton: With Engravings and Appendix.

      Printed by T. Bensley for B. White & Son, London 1789 - TIPPED-ON INSCRIPTION AND SIGNATURE OF GIL. WHITE. At the end of the "Advertisement", above White's printed signature is the following tipped-on inscription: "Your Loving Bro(the)r. Gil White." Near Fine First Edition in contemporary leather boards, rebacked, sprinkled edges. All engravings present including the double-folding frontispiece panorama of Selborne, two engraved title pages, and seven text engravings--6 full page (one of which folds out) & one half-page engraving with text above. Tipped onto the front endpaper is a page from "The Mirror" (1830) showing "The Birthplace of Reverend Gilbert White". Tipped-in the rear is a facsimile page from White's journal. "The only work on natural history which has attained the rank of an English Classic" (DNB). Here offered is the First Edition with an inscription by White to his brother and other related material. Copies of two autograph letters signed (ALS) by Gilbert White are also included with the book. A Rarity. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton: With Engravings and an Appendix.

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son. 1789 - First edition. Quarto. Size of binding: 8 in. x 10 1/4 in. Two engraved titles and seven engraved plates, two of which are folding; errata leaf present. v, 468, [6, index], [1, errata] pp. With page 292 misnumbered as page 262; the text jumps from numbered p. 440 to numbered page 443 (omitting numbered pp. 441-442) although the text is continuous. Folding frontispiece plate, printed title-page, author's advertisement, followed by fly-title with engraved vignette. Index & errata, final blank leaf. Illustrated with two engraved title vignettes, and six engraved plates by Peter Mazell and Daniel Lerpinire. Bound in full, dark blue morocco by Riviere & Son, with their stamp on the front, lower leather turn-in. Five raised bands on the spine, with gilt titling and with richly gilded floral designs in compartments, triple gilt line borders, dentelles; marbled endpapers, top-edge gilt. The outer hinges show light wear. This book is a classic in early ornithology. Grolier English Literature 100, 62). Weight: 4 1/2 lbs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The natural history and antiquities of Selborne, in the county of Southampton: with engravings, and an appendix

      Printed by T. Bensley: for B. White and Son, at Horace&#146;s Head, Fleet-Street M,DCC,LXXXIX [1789], London - 4to: [2],vi,468 [i.e. 466],[14]pp, with two copper-engraved titles and seven plates (including the folding frontispiece) from drawings by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, plus index and list of errata. Advertisement signed and dated: Gil. White. January 1st, 1788. Signature Ppp2 misnumbered Pp2; page 292 misnumbered 262; pp. 441-2 lacking in numbering only&#151;text is continuous. Bound by Bayntun in full red levant morocco, spine gilt in six compartments (central ornament in four, lettering in two), boards framed in gilt filet with dominant gilt diamond centerpiece, elaborate gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, two red silk page markera laid in. A Fine wide-margined example, vritually pristine (folding frontispiece lightly soiled, typical cross-toning from engravings). Provenance: Philadelphia bibliophile Herman Blum, with his gilt stamp, dated 10/30/51, on front fly leaf. Martin 90. Rothschild 2550. Grolier English 62. First Edition. "Selborne" is comprised of three epistolary sequences&#151;the letters addressed to Thomas Pennant (who, when White met him, was preparing the second edition of his British Zoology) and Daines Barrington (who had devised the design for a naturalist's annual notebook that White adopted for his own recorded-keeping) form the natural history portion, while the remainder, unaddressed, make up the account of parish antiquities. "In contrast to White's [earlier] observations of the natural world . . . Selborne is a literary work . . . [His] attention ran counter to the spirit of leading contemporaries, many of whom sought the generalization of knowledge . . . [Yet it] was precisely White's resistance to generalization, together with his unending flow of rich particularity, that enabled him to fulfill his main aim, that of encouraging his readers to give &#145;a more ready attention&#146; to the flora and fauna of their daily world. . . . [A]lthough he has had many imitators . . . nobody has managed to rival the grace and ease of White's writing, [which] has delighted readers for more than two centuries, and unites the cabinet (of specimens), the laboratory, and the study, not only with the open field and the leafy canopy of a wooded valley but also with the bare roof ledge outside the window, where pigeons coo, sparrows squabble, or the local robin taps for food." (ODNB). "Our chief interest in the volume, as a piece of bookmaking, centers in the illustrations, engraved by Peter Mazell and Daniel Lerpiniere. These comprise a vignette on the title-page to The Natural History, with a line from White's own poem, 'The Invitation to the Selborne"; seven plates, one, the large folding frontispiece, which is said to contain portrait of four of White's friends; and a vignette on the title-page of The Antiquities. (Grolier English Literature 100, 62) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton: With Engravings, and an Appendix

      London Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son 1789 - With Engraved Plates [WHITE, Gilbert]. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. in the County of Southampton: With Engravings, and an Appendix London: Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son, 1789. First edition. Quarto. v, [1, blank], 468 (i.e., 466), [12, index], [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. Folding engraved frontispiece, two engraved title vignettes, and six engraved plates (one folding). Engravings by Peter Mazell and Daniel Lerpinire after drawing by Samuel Grimm. Bound by Riviere & Son in full olive morocco. Boards ruled in gilt. Spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A very good copy. "That White&#146;s Selborne is the only work on natural history which has retained the rank of an English classic is admitted by general acclamation, as well as by competent critics, and numerous have been the attempts to discover the secret of its ever-growing reputation. Scarcely two of them agree, and no explanation whatever offered of the charm which invests it can be accepted as in itself satisfactory. If we grant what is partially true, that it was the first book of its kind to appear in this country, and therefore had no rivals to encounter before its reputation was established, we find that alone insufficient to account for the way in which it is still welcomed by thousands of readers, to many of whom&#151;and this especially applies to its American admirers&#151;scarcely a plant or an animal mentioned in it is familiar, or even known but by name" (D.N.B.). Grolier, 100 English, 62. Martin, pp. 90-94. HBS 64383. $2,750 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anatomicae Disquisitiones de Auditu et Olfactu

      Petri Galeatii, Ticini 1789 - [x], 101pp + plates. 16 large b/w plates. Front board detached. Rear board almost detached. Ex. Royal College of Surgeons Library. Text and plates in good condition Brown hardback half-leather cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Descrizione dei circhi particolarmente di quello di Caracalla e dei giuochi in essi celebrati opera postuma del consigliere Gio. Lodovico Bianconi ordinata compita e publicata dall' architetto Angiolo Uggeri con note dall'avvocato Fea e corredata di tavole in rame e della versione francese.

      Nella Stamperia Pagliarini, Roma (Rome) 1789 - xxi - cxxx - (1ff); 20 plates (of which 7 folding). Binding is rubbed on the edges, but still solid. Inside pages and plates are in very good condition, some very light foxing to a few pages. French and Italian text. Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        A COLLECTION OF THIRTY REMARKABLE NATIVITIES, TO ILLUSTRATE THE CANONS, AND PROVE THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF ELEMENTARY PHILOSOPHY.

      W. Justins, Blackfriars, London 1789 - title continues ."Translated from the Latin of Placidus De Titus. To which is prefixed, to facilitate Astronomical calculations, Tables of Right Ascension, Declination, and Ascensional Difference, Tables of Double Horary Times, Semi-diurnal and Nocturnal Arcs; Sexagenary Tables, and Logistical Logarithms; Tables for equating the Seven Erratics; Table of Fixed Stars, &c. &c. The whole arranged in a concise and regular method, and exemplified with suitable matter to elucidate Elementary Agency, and to form an adept in the Sideral and Sublime Mysteries. Beautified and embellished with Thirty-six elegant engravings, and the nativity of that wonderful phenomenon, Oliver Cromwell. The whole carefully revised by M. Sibly." Newly rebound by Starr Bookworks in a handsome quarter chocolate brown leather with hand-marbled boards and silk headbands. Three raised spine bands, five panels with gilt borders and decoration, burgundy title and author panels with gilt lettering. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Claudius Ptolemy. 31 engraved plates at rear. Interior quite nice with some occassional foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oliver Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament

      1789 - Incisione di mm 489 x 624 alla battuta. Buoni margini. Carta inglese vergata molto spessa. Da un famoso quadro di Benjamin West (Springfield, Pennsylvania, 10 ottobre 1738 &#150; Londra, 11 marzo 1820). Originario della Pennsylvania, si formò in patria come ritrattista: si trasferì poi in Italia, dove si specializzò nella realizzazione di dipinti a soggetto storico. Nel 1763 si stabilì in Gran Bretagna, dove ottenne un grande successo e numerosi incarichi ufficiali: nel 1772 succedette a Joshua Reynolds come presidente della Royal Academy. Notevole fu anche la sua influenza nello sviluppo della pittura negli Stati Uniti: presso il suo studio di Londra si formarono, infatti, numerosi artisti americani. La collaborazione con John Hall (Colchester, Essex, 21 Dec 1739; Londra, 7 April 1797) fu fortemente voluta dall'editore John Boydell, che ne aveva fatto l'incisore di punta della sua calcografia. Effettivamente le cinque lastre che riprodusse da dipinti di West furono grandemente apprezzate dal mondo culturale inglese, tanto che presto Hall venne fatto da Giorgio III incisore di corte.

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        JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES.

      New York: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1789]. - 164,clxv-clxxvii pp. Folio. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Extremities worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Some light dampstaining along foredge. Very good, in original condition. In a blue half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. The original collected printing of the Journal for the very first session of the House of Representatives. The first session covers the activities of the House from March 4 to Sept. 29, 1789, a period in which many important legislative events took place. Foremost among these was the discussion of the proposed Bill of Rights. Pages 102-105 contain some fine tuning of the language of some of the seventeen amendments originally proposed by the House (a preliminary version of the Bill of Rights is printed on pages 107-108), adoption of which was later defeated by the Senate. Numerous references to individual parts of the Bill of Rights are made throughout the first volume as well. The remainder of the Journal for the first session contains much of the important legislative foundation for the machinery of government, establishing the Treasury and War departments, regulating the Customs, Judiciary, Post Office, Mint, and the like. An important and valuable volume in the history of American government, recording all manner of legislative activities from the earliest days of the federal government. This copy bears the ownership inscription of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1738-1810), who served as a representative for New York during the First Congress. Van Rensselaer was a graduate of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton), who settled in his hometown of Albany. He was active in local politics and was an early supporter of the American cause against Britain. He served as a paymaster during the Revolution and was an Anti-Federalist after the war, opposing the new constitution. After serving in the First Congress, he went on to direct the Bank of Albany and serve as lieutenant governor under George Clinton. EVANS 22208. NAIP w027498.

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        Ricerche istorico-critiche circa alle scoperte d'Amerigo Vespucci con l'aggiunta di una relazione del medesimo fin ora inedita compilate da .

      Florence, per Gaetano Cambiagi Stamp. Granducale, 1789. - Small woodcut vignette of putti with grapes on title page. 182 pp., (1 l. errata). 2 works bound in 1 volume. Large 8°, contemporary tree calf (some wear at front joint, minor worming to rear cover), flat spine with crimson morocco lettering piece, gilt letter, marbled endleaves, marbled edges matching the endleaves. In very good to fine condition. 2 works bound in 1 volume. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION, important because it includes the first printing of Vespucci's letter of 1502 to the Medici from Lisbon about his third voyage. It contains essays on the histories of Peter Martyr, Ferdinand Colombus, Oviedo, las Casas, Lopez de Gomarra, Antonio Herrera, Girolamo Benzone, Charlevoix, and Robertson, especially as they relate to accounts of Vespucci, as well as critiques of Canovai and Bandini. There is an essay on Vespucci's method of finding longitude. ---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 90. Rodrigues 356: "scarce." Sabin 3800. OCLC: 4285039 and others. ---- BOUND WITH: BARTOLOZZI, Francesco. @Apologia delle ricerche istorico-critiche circa alle scoperte d'Amerigo Vespucci . in confutazione della lettera seconda allo stampatore data col nome del Padre Canovai delle Scuole Pie. Florence: Gaetano Cambiagi, 1789. A very good to fine copy. 40 pp.FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, written to point out the errors in Canovai's @Elogio di Amerigo Vespucci, where it was stated that Vespucci reached America before Columbus and landed in Brazil before Cabral. * OCLC: 4285118 and others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal politique-national.

      S.l. [Paris], s.d., (1789), - 23 livraisons en un vol. in-8, pagination multiple, basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Coupes et coins frottés, petit travail de ver au mors supérieur mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare. Première série seule de ce périodique né de la collaboration de Sabatier de Castres et de Rivarol, mais dans lequel la plume de Rivarol est prépondérante : il sortit d'abord en juillet-août 1789 (notre série), puis en décembre de la même année (24 numéros, débordant sur janvier 1790) ; enfin, une dernière fois en mai-juin 1790 (seulement 8 numéros). Le mauvais vouloir des libraires à assurer la distribution de cette feuille non patriotique explique cette histoire chaotique, en fait très mal connue, qui conduisit les auteurs à espacer les abonnements, et à imprimer à Bruxelles plutôt que Versailles ou Paris, où avait pourtant débuté le journal. Chaque livraison fait environ 8 pages. Dans notre exemplaire, le numéro 18 se trouve par erreur relié après le 19. De surcroît, l'on a inséré, entre les numéros 8 et 9, la pièce : Lettre sur la capture de l'abbé Maury, à Péronne. S.l.n.d. [1789], 11 pp. Martin & Walter, Journaux, 859. Hatin, pp. 136-137. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson, And Some Of His Officers, Who, In august 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, In THE ANTELOPE, A Packet Beloning To The Honourable East India Company - In contemporary tree-calf

      Nichol, Bookseller To His Majesty, London 1789 - A most handsome copy in eighteenth century tree calf. The spine is decorated in gilt with urns, broad sun-bursts and gilt swirls in the corners of the compartments; gilt Greek-key and rules; fine red morocco title label; the boards are bordered by gilt ropework. pp.xxx, 408, with portrait frontispiece, another portrait and folding chart ( in near-perfect condition). This book may be viewed by e-mail attachment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TABLEAU des Opérations de l?Assemblée Nationale, d?après le Journal de Paris ; et auquel on a ajouté tous les articles de cette Feuille, qui peuvent intéresser les Arts et les Sciences. (5 volumes reliés).Tome premier : 400 p. - Tome troisième : 420 p. - Tome quatrième : 416 p. Tome cinquième : 400 p. Tomes sixième et septième : 416 et 240 p.

      Chez Hignou 1789 1790 1791 et 1792, Lausanne, - Plats marbré. Tranches rouges. Etiquettes de titre manuscrites aux dos. Cachet de possesseur (Louis Grangier de Fribourg). Intérieur en très bon état. Bel exemplaire.

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        HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      London for W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1788-1789 - 6 volumes. Volumes 1-3 are very early issues, volumes 4-6 are first issues of the first editions. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 engraved maps, two of which are quite large and folding. With all half-titles. Large 4to, in the very rare complete original bindings. The books are very handsomely bound in fine contemporary full polished calf, the covers framed with elaborate gilt rolled borders surrounding borders made of multiple gilt tools, gilt ruled edges, the spines with handsome gilt decorated panel designs within compartments featuring elaborate borders and central gilt ornaments, black morocco lettering labels gilt decorated and stamped and with beautifully marbled end-leaves. vii, [13], 704; [iix], 640; [vi], 640; viii, [8]; 620; [viii], 684; [x], 646, general index, pp. A fine and very handsome set, excellently preserved and internally still crisp and unusually clean and fresh. Finding sets of Gibbon which have not been re-backed or rebound is a daunting task. Thus, copies in original calf of the period are truly elusive. This copy is especially well preserved and has only minor expert and very skillful strengthening or restoration. This binding work is nearly imperceptible and is not obtrusive in any way, but rather, restores the books to their original grandeur and strength. AN IMPORTANT AND EARLY ISSUANCE OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN, A COPY IN RARELY ENCOUNTERED "PRESENTATION" BINDINGS OF FULL DELUXE CONTEMPORARY POLISHED CALF, BEAUTIFULLY GILT DECORATED. Volumes four through six are first editions, the first three volumes being very early printings. As the first volume was printed in a first edition of only 1000 copies (the original plan was for only 500), it is rare to find complete sets of first editions. The success of the work was immediate. "I am at a loss," Gibbon wrote, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pyrates of Dublin. My book was on every table, and almost on every toilette." Publication of this grand work placed Gibbon at the "very head of the literary tribe" in Europe, according to Adam Smith. "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in Six Volumes Quarto Abridged in Two Volumes Octavo [2 volumes complete]

      G Kearsley, Johnson' Head, Fleet Street 1789 - 2 volumes both in Good condition. Edgewear and corners bumped with vertical cracks down spine of Vol. 1 and volume label absent Chipping to spine of Vol. 1. Vol. 2 is bumped at extremities, vertical crack down back edge of spine. Both vols. have very light foxing to outer pages. Pages crisp and bright. 2 solid volumes. With bookplates of Thomas Somers-Cocks. xi + 569 pp + 2 pp pubs ads.: xi + 562 pp + 2 pp pubs ads. 8vo full calf with red gilt title labels and green volume labels. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gibbon's History of the the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Abridged in Two Volumes

      Printed for G. Kearsley, London 1789 - First edition of Abridged Editiion. Two Volumes. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, matching red morocco labels and gilt ruling to spines. An exemplary set, near fine internally, hinges expertly repaired. A nice example of Gibbon's enduring classic. In custom slipcase.

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        Recueil de 6 textes.

      Slndn.d., - in-8, basane marbrée, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre de maroquin brun, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire.Intéressant ensemble comprenant : 1. LEFRANC DE POMPIGNAN (Jean-George). Le Lever de Baville, drame héroïque en 3 actes. Rome, Barbarini, s.d. (1789 ?), 92 pp. Un drame par l'archevêque de Vienne, président des États de Dauphiné, ministre d'État le 5 août 1789. La pièce oppose M. de Lamoignon, Bergasse et les abbés Maury et Morellet, esclaves, Beaumarchais, chef des esclaves 2. LETTRE écrite par plusieurs citoyens du clergé, de la noblesse & des communes du Dauphiné, à messieurs les Syndics-Généraux des États de Béarn. S.l.n.d., 8 pp. Des représentants des trois ordres - dont Henri Gagnon, médecin renommé et "homme éclairé", député de la ville de Grenoble, et grand-père maternel de Stendhal - justifient l'envoi de députés dauphinois aux États-Généraux. 3. LE GRAND Bailliage, comédie historique, en 3 actes et en prose. À Harcourt et à Rouen, Chez Liberté, à la Justice Triomphante, 1788, 92 pp. Comédie représentée à Rouen du 8 mai au 9 octobre 1788, "par une troupe de baladins, qui a été sifflée pour tous les bons citoyens". 4. DISSERTATION sur le point de savoir si le roi de France a le droit exclusif d'assembler les États-Généraux. S.l., 1788, 51 pp. Non cité dans Martin et Walter Anonymes. L'auteur souligne le droit de la Nation de se constituer en corps, quand les droits de la Nation sont en cause. Il s'ensuit la réunion commune du Roi, de ses tribunaux, et de ses représentants. 5. LETTRE DU ROI pour la convocation des États-Généraux, à Versailles, le 27 avril 1789. Et réglement y annexé. Paris, Imp. royale, 1789, 32 pp. Édition originale de cette pièce célèbre. 6. CODE NATIONAL, ou manuel français, à l'usage des trois ordres et principalement des députés aux prochains États-Généraux. En France, 1789, 192 pp. Non mentionné dans Martin et Walter Anonymes. Bornes de l'autorité royale. Droit de convoquer les États-Généraux ; pouvoir des États. Liberté de la presse. Réformes nécessaires. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A voyage round the world; but more particularly to the north-west coast of America: performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788.

      London, Printed for J. Stockdale, and G. Goulding. 1789 - [in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. Embellished with twenty copper-plates. Dedicated, by permission, to His Majesty.] First edition. 4to., size of binding: 9 5/8 inches x 12 ¼ in., frontispiece portrait; xii, 384, xl pp. A total of 20 black & white engraved plates, (six maps, including one large, folded map, two portraits: the frontispiece portrait of Portlock, and Tyaana portrait), six plates of birds; five plates of views, two of objects; tables. The Tyaana plate shows browning to lower page margin not affecting the image, a few light tan spots present to some plates, but overall, a clean, fine copy. Original blue-gray paper-covered boards, with tan paper spine, and an orange paper, printed title label with printed titling and price. Portions of the tan paper are chipped away from the lower spine. A fine, untrimmed, unopened copy. Very rare in this untrimmed, unopened state. With the engraved bookplate of Morgan Donovan on the front paste-down. The first edition of the first commercial voyage to the Pacific Northwest & first English voyage to Hawaii since that of James Cook. References: Sabin 64389. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 8304. Wagner, The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America, vol. I, pp. 207 & 213. James Ford Bell Library Catalogue P365. Field 1231. National Maritime Museum 141. Hill p. 239. Streeter Sale 3485. Howes P-487. Lada-Mocarski 42. Weight: 4 ½ lbs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A voyage round the world; but more particularly to the North-West Coast of America; performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. Dedicated, by Permission, to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart.

      Geo. Goulding, LONDON 1789 - Quarto, title, v - xxix, [1] errata, directions to Binder. 358pp 47pp appendix [1]. large engraved folding map, 6 folding charts and 15 guarded plates, views, natural history subjects and music, Fine Binding, Original Polished Calf, gilt ruled spine, red leather title label. Sabin 64390 FINE Exceptional Choice Copy. Superb Original Condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres Completes De Voltaire [with Rare supplements]

      De L'Imprimerie De La Societe Litteraire-Typographique; 1785 & 1789., Np - In 72 volumes, with the scarce two supplemental volumes: Chantreau, Cen. Table Analytique Et Raisonnee des Matieres continues dans les soixante-dix volumes des oeuvres de Voltaire. Paris, Chez Deterville, Libraire, rue du Battoir; 1801. 117 full page plates which includes frontispieces and map. All bound in publishers full calf, flat spines fully decorated in gilt, red and green contrasting morocco labels gilt, marble endpapers, all edges red, two volumes rebound nearly identical to the set at an earlier date. General shelf wear with a few nicks, some chipping to spine ends of a few volumes. From the library of J. Japhet, who was a very wealthy London business man and banker. His firm was instrumental in arbitrage, increasing the trading of railroad stock and other noted securities in the latter part of the nineteenth to the early twentieth century in London. Britain soon became the global financial center of the world at that time. His bookplate is within each volume. Overall, a very handsome set. A full collation of this particualr set can be sent upon inquiry. Size: Octavo

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        VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon

      London: by Geo. Goulding, 1789. First Edition, with the half-title, scarce and often missing. With 22 engraved plates and folding maps, including a large folding engraved frontispiece map, four double-page engraved maps, seventeen engraved plates, including an engraved plate of music and three double-page plates. 4to, in contemporary full tree-calf, raised bands on spine, red morocco lettering label, gilt. xxix, 360, 47. A crisp and handsome copy in a beautiful state of preservation, the rare, contemporary and unrestored binding shows little of the usual wear. The joints are cracked or starting. Both Dixon and Portlock were employed by the "King Geoge&#39;s Sound Company" to secure furs on the Northwest coast of North America--Alaska, British Columbia, Vancouver, and Queen Charlotte Islands--which were to be sold in the China market. "In the furtherance of the trade the ships separated and worked independently of each other. Their voyages were important for the supplementary detail to be added to the geographical explorations of Cook.

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        A Voyage Round the World;

      London: published by Geo. Goulding,, 1789. But more particularly to the North-West Coast of America: performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. Quarto (279 × 210 mm). Contemporary tree calf, smooth spine with red morocco label, gilt bands. 17 plates (of which 3 are folding) and 5 folding maps. Engraved bookplate of Joseph Grote; early bookseller&#39;s ticket of J. B. Smith, Old Compton St. Skilful restoration to joints and spine-ends, some occasional foxing, stamp skilfully removed from title. First edition of a voyage of which two distinct accounts were published, those of the two Captains Portlock and Dixon. The bulk of Dixon&#39;s text was actually written by the supercargo of the Queen Charlotte, William Beresford; Dixon added the introduction, two significant appendices and the valuable maps. The voyage was rich in geographical results, though primarily intended to advance the fur trade, in which object it was fully successful. Dixon had served on James Cook&#39;s last voyage in 1776. He wrote to Sir Joseph Banks in August 1784, urging the overland exploration of Canada from Quebec to the north-west coast of North America, and a year later set sail in command of the Queen Charlotte in company with the King George, whose captain, Nathaniel Portlock, had been his shipmate in the Resolution and was now the commander of the expedition. They doubled Cape Horn and touched at the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands, reaching north-west America, near the mouth of Cook Inlet, on 18 July 1786. They remained there for several weeks, but bad weather prevented them entering King George&#39;s Sound (Nootka Sound), and they returned to winter at the Sandwich Islands. They reached the north-west coast of North America again in April 1787 and explored independently of each other, before sailing home via Macao. "Dixon was employed as far south as Nootka Sound (in mid-August), purchasing sea otter pelts from the Haida, taking eager note of Native American manners and customs, as well as of the trade facilities, and making a careful survey of the several points which came within his reach. James Cook had already denoted the general outline of the coast but the detail was still wanting, much of which Dixon now provided. Of these additions the most important was the large archipelago that he named Queen Charlotte Islands and later described as having surpassed &#39;our most sanguine expectations, and afforded a greater quantity of furs than perhaps any place hitherto known&#39;" (ODNB). "Dixon&#39;s voyage is important as a supplement to Captain Cook and for its contributions to the natural history of the Pacific Northwest" (Hill).

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        An Abridgement of Portlock and Dixon's Voyage Round the World

      London: Printed for John Stockdale - and George Goulding, 1789 - A contemporary abridged edition of the principal account of the first commercial voyage to the Northwest Coast and the first English voyage to visit Hawaii after that of Captain James Cook. Contains a large map bound in the front. Front free endpaper is detached, foxing throughout. A very rare abridgement of the classic book. In September 1785 Portlock and Dixon sailed from England. Portlock was in command of the larger vessel, the 320 ton (BOM) King George, with a crew of 59. Dixon's was in command of the 200 ton (BOM) Queen Charlotte, with a crew of 33. Dixon and Portlock sailed together for most of their three year voyage. They crossed the Atlantic Ocean, reaching the Falkland Islands in January 1786, and transited Cape Horn to enter the Pacific Ocean. They reached the Hawaiian islands on 24 May and anchored in Kealakekua Bay (where Cook had been killed in 1779), but did not go ashore. They took on fresh food at other Hawaiian islands and proceeded on to what is now Alaska. After two years of plying the waters, Portlock and Dixon departed North America, reaching Macao in November 1788. On their return Portlock and Dixon published an account of the voyage, based in part on letters written by William Beresford, the trader on the expedition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes de Voltaire (&#132;Kehler Ausgabe"), 69 Bände (v. 70).

      O. O. (Kehl), De l'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique,1784 - 1789. - Frühe, umfassende Gesamtausgabe der Werke des berühmten Aufklärers, Lyrikers und Dramatikers Fran?ois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire, 1694 &#150; 1778). Die von Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais herausgegebene &#132;Kehler Ausgabe" gilt bis heute als berühmteste Werkausgabe Voltaires. französich 75000 Die Bände partiell etwas berieben, sonst durchweg in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand; bei Bd. 47 kleine Ecke des Rückenschildes fehlend; bei den Bänden 6 und 37 jeweils letzte Seiten etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig; Seiten sonst bemerkenswert sauber (nicht gebräunt), allenfalls wenige Seiten leicht fleckig. In toto gutes, ansehnliches, auch innen sauberes Exemplar dieser renommierten frühen Werkausgabe. Weitere Fotos zu diesem Angebot auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Exemplar in 69 (von 70) Bänden (fehlend, missing: Bd. 38). Pappbände der Zeit in braun-schwarzer Marmorierung mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf schwarzem Rückenschild sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentleisten; Format: 22 x 15 cm. Die Bände 1, 16 und 70 jeweils mit ganzseitigem gestochenen Porträt Voltaires als Frontispiz; Bd. 31 mit 14 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln zu Voltaires physikalischen Schriften.

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        La Henriade, poeme, suivi de quelques autres poemes de Voltaire.

      [Kehl]: Societe Litteraire-Typographique, 1789. - FL0413 In -4, 30 x 23 cm. Réliure demi-veau brune de l&#146;époque avec deux pièces de titre en vert et en rouge, le titre en or, les tranches rouges. 4, 624 p. avec frontispice gravé, deux portraits gravés et 10 gravures après Moreau. Exemplaire écarté d&#146;une bibliothèque avec une marque bibl. sur la page de titre et quelques signatures. La réliure avec des frottements forts et les jointures légèrement cassées. Le dos au-dessous avec une manqué de 4x5 cm., les pages un peu brunies. En tout, dans un état assez modéré, mais avec les portraits et le frontispice rares. -- 4°, 30x23 cm. Brauner Halblederband der Zeit mit einem goldgeprägten Rückentitel auf einem grünen und einem roten Rückenschild sowie einem roten Dreiseitenschnitt. 2 Bll., 624 Seiten mit einem gestochenen Frontispiz, 2 gestochenen Porträts und 10 Kupfertafeln nach Moreau. Dieses Exemplar ist ein ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheksexemplar mit dem entsprechenden Stempel auf dem Titelblatt und Signaturen. Der Einband ist stark berieben und bestoßen. Das vordere Außengelenk ist an den Kapitalen leicht gebrochen. Am unteren Kapital weist der Rücken eine Fehlstelle von ca. 4x5 cm auf. Die Seiten sind etwas braunfleckig. Auf der Seite 162 befindet sich ein Abklatsch der dort befindlichen Tafel. Collationiert. Insgesamt ein eher mäßiges Exemplar. Diese Ausgabe enthält die selten beigegebenen Porträts sowie das Frontispiz von Moreau. 2750

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Las Siete partidas del Sabio rey Don Alonso el Nono; glosadas por el licenciado Gregorio Lopez. [Decimosexta y ultima edicion]

      en la oficina de Benito Cano, Madrid 1789 - 4 vols. Piel de época, lomo con nervios y adornos dorados, doble tejuelo, rojo y verde. El cuerpo normativo que suponen Las Siete Partidas fue redactado en Castilla durante el reinado de Alfonso X (1252-1284), con el fin de obtener una uniformidad jurídica del Reino. Su nombre original fue el de Libro de las Leyes y, hacia el siglo XIV recibió su actual denominación, por las secciones en que se encuentra dividida. Las Partidas abarcan todo el saber jurídico de la época dentro de una visión unitaria, por lo que se han considerado siempre como suma de derecho, y hasta 1889 en que entra en vigor el Código Civil, como la principal base del ordenamiento jurídico español. Buen ejemplar, muy limpio, con bella encuadernación original. Palau, 7099

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        A General History of Music

      London - Payne and Son 1789 - A set of Burney's influential history of music. Spanning from the music of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, through to the operas of the late eighteenth century. The second edition. In 1776 appeared the first volume (in quarto) of his long-projected History of Music. In 1782 Burney published his second volume; and in 1789 the third and fourth. The fourth volume covers the birth and development of opera and the musical scene in England in Burney's time. Burney's first tour was translated into German by Ebeling, and printed at Hamburg in 1772; and his second tour, translated into German by Bode, was published at Hamburg in 1773. A Dutch translation of his second tour, with notes by J. W. Lustig, organist at Groningen, was published there in 1786. The Dissertation on the Music of the Ancients, in the first volume of Burney's History, was translated into German by Johann Joachim Eschenburg, and printed at Leipzig, 1781. Burney derived much aid from the first two volumes of Padre Martini's very learned Storia della Musica (Bologna, 17571770). Burneys General History of Music established him as the foremost writer on music in the country and contributed greatly to burgeoning interest in ancient music. Yet his was not an antiquarians history but a readable account catering to amateurs as well as professionals. What most interested Burneyand his subscriberswas contemporary music; he was an enthusiastic champion of Haydn and devoted a long chapter to Italian opera in England. Burney also wrote sympathetically on the music of the Renaissance; nevertheless, it is principally for its insight into fashionable musical taste in 18th-century London that Burneys History is indispensable. (Encyclopaedia Britannica). Including many pages of musical notation. Witheleven plates, many of which are folding (collated complete). Complete in four volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-morocco with marbled boards. Externally generally smart, although a little rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Bookplate of Altenburg Reference Library to front pastedowns. Ink signatures to title pages. Institutional ink stamps throughout. Pages are quite bright, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (14 volume set)

      Legrand, J.L. 1789 - 14 volume set bound in marbled calf with applied red leather labels on the spine, gilt title and volume number, 3 engraved fold-out maps - volumes 3, 13 and 14. Printed in Basil for J.L Legrand Bindings in remarkable shape and all are intact with occasional crack to a joint with the heaviest on volumes 13 and 14, loss of leather at head and heels of most volumes, some scuffing, gilt a bit faded especially the volume numbers, marginal toning but quite clean, limited crayon on the end papers of volume 13, rare spotting on text page. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbums of Ish Kabibble Books]
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        Poems

      John Wilson, Kilmarnock 1789 - Prior to Sillar's poems, includes a 3-page poem by Robert Burns ("R.B.") addressed "To the Author," his "Auld Nibor" Sillar. Also includes an "Epistle To" and a "Reply To" Burns. David Sillar was a teenage friend of Burns, and was inspired to publish in a similar style as the first edition of Burns's successful Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Egerer 14.First Edition. Scarce. Very good in original boards, worn at corners, spine expertly rebacked. Pages lightly foxed; Signature of previous owner George Darsie, and typewritten label "Wm. Darsie". 247 pp. (4to) 8¾ x 4¾. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Denominator Books (IOBA)]
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